48 Hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See!

Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek Isles located in the Aegean Sea. After visiting there I realized why. In just 48 hours in Mykonos I was able to shop, eat delicious Greek food, take in magnificent views and amazing architecture. Some refer to Mykonos as the “Ibiza” of Greece based on the party atmosphere that occurs during the summer months. This is something to keep in mind if you are going during other seasons. My 48 hours in Mykonos was spent in October so all the beach clubs were closed. It is also referred to as the “Capri” of Greece based on all its beautiful beaches. Unknown to me before my arrival, it is also called “The island of the winds” and I loved the windmills on the island! Whether you you are spending 48 hours in Mykonos or a week, this post will give you an idea of all the things to do & see!

1) Eat! I could not get enough of the fresh Greek food! In 48 hours in Mykonos I ate a lot of feta cheese, olives, gyros, grilled Mediterranean fish and Greek “Pastitsio” which is baked Greek Lasagna. I also enjoyed Greek salads which in Greece does NOT contain lettuce!

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Greek Pastitsio (baked lasagna) and a Greek salad

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Eating a chicken gyro in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Fresh Grilled Mediterranean fish

2) Visit the Windmills! Besides eating, during my 48 hours in Mykonos my favorite thing to do was visit the numerous windmills on the islands. In the main town of Chora there are several in a row right by the Aegean Sea. Some are on hilltops and serve as home for locals!

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

The “Kato Mili” Windmills in the town of Chora in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Entering a windmill on a hilltop in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

The windmills on Mykonos at sunset

3) Enjoy “Little Venice”! In this area, which is on the waterfront, you will be able to observe the cruise ships sailing in and out, eat at outdoor cafes and watch magnificent sunsets. In just 48 hours in Mykonos I visited this area several times during the day and night. I also love Venice so it’s really no surprise 🙂

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Little Venice in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Eating at an outdoor cafe in Little Venice

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Little Venice at Sunset with a cruise ship in the background

4) Take in all the unique white architecture (with colorful doors). As mentioned in my post on cathedrals, I am fascinated by architecture. While spending 48 hours in Mykonos I was drawn to all the white buildings! Mykonos exhibits “Cycladic” architecture which is cubic buildings with flat roofs and wooden colored doors and windows. Expect whitewashed houses, white rocks, pebbled walkways and roads and even colored balconies on white houses. It is also reported that there are 365 churches in Mykonos. The most noted one being “Paraportiani Church”.

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Paraportiani Church in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Cycladic architecture in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Sitting on a white “sofa” in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

A church in Mykonos

5) Go shopping! Spend some time along the multiple winding pebbled streets in Little Venice to buy authentic Greek jewelry, clothes and artwork. You can also shop for “designer” bags from Africans on the sidewalks. I noticed this a lot in Paris as well. They are so good about sweeping up all the bags when there are police officers close by! Be sure to go into the smaller shops to watch Greek artisans at work. This was very special to see.

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Shopped along the pebbled streets in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Bags being sold on the sidewalks in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

A Greek woman creating in a shop in Mykonos

6) Enjoy the views and sunsets! Be sure to explore the island, including walking up hills in your neighborhood, to take in the views and remarkable sunsets including at Paraportiani church mentioned above.  Mykonos has 300 sunny days a year and their average temperature is 82 degrees so this will not be hard to do 🙂

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Take in the Cycladic architecture and views in Mykonos

48 hours in Mykonos: Things to Do & See! Travel to this popular Greek Isle to eat delicious Greek food, shop, party and take in amazing white architecture! You will not regret visiting Mykonos in Greece!

Enjoying the Mykonos sunset while listening to a Greek musician

So as you can see 48 hours in Mykonos may not be a long time but its easy to do & see many things! Have you been to Mykonos? If so share your thoughts with us below!

Read more about things to do & see in Mykonos in “Best Things to do in Mykonos” and read about my experience on another popular Greek Isle: Santorini!

N.S.W.

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    I’ve never been to Greece, but it’s on my bucket list. I love all the white! I could look at your photos forever! The food looks amazing. I did not know that the “for real” Greek salads didn’t have lettuce. Doesn’t matter – it looks delicious!
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    Mykonos with it’s beautiful architecture and beaches is on my travel bucket list! One day! I love coming to your blog by the way. It’s wonderful to see brown girls travel!
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    This was such a pleasure to read… I spent 24 hours in Mykonos but I wish I had more of a calm experience like you so I could further enjoy all it had to offer! I went in the summer in August so it was the peak of party season

    ^_^ I LOVEEEED the salad in Greece 🙂 yum
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    Mykonos looks and sounds amazing! Love the pictures, and the food i smacking me hungry. I’m going to Greece for yacht week this summer, I’m not sure if Mykonos is one of our stops, but I sure hope so!

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    Mykonos is on my never ending list of places I’ll love to visit and I am pinning images of Mykonos all the time. SO until now, I haven’t thought about what I would do when I get there. Thanks for giving me some things to fill my itinerary with. Those wind mills are adorable and I really love all these pics.
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